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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

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    Compensation for injuries caused by safety breaches


    Compensation for injuries caused by safety breaches

    It can sometimes seem as though there are numerous health and safety laws in place – perhaps more than you might assume is necessary. However, these laws are in place for a reason: to protect those who may otherwise be injured if these laws didn’t exist.

    The workplace today in the UK tends to be a very safe place. This holds true regardless of the type of workplace in which an individual works. However, there are still occasions when people suffer injuries caused by safety breaches. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we have first-hand experience of talking to such people.

    Are injuries caused by safety breaches likely to be severe?

    The nature of each individual accident will vary. Some circumstances can lead to fatalities, although thankfully these are very rare indeed. Some industries see more safety breaches than others, but the continual good work of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) means that the overall figures are reducing, which is great news for everyone.

    The severity of any injury caused by a breach in safety can help to determine whether a compensation payment can be sought and how much might be in order. Evidence will help to support any case, particularly if it points to employer negligence being to blame.

    Safety breaches can lead to potential problems

    Even if people are not injured as a result of safety breaches occurring, you still sometimes read reports of cases in which employers have been fined for those breaches. In cases where people are in danger, it is vital to correct that situation. One recent case found a series of failings in a business that regularly put its workforce in danger of suffering injuries or worse. Fortunately, they were corrected and the business was fined before anything untoward could occur.

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    As you can see, any situation in which safety breaches have occurred is potentially a dangerous one. When someone goes to work, they expect to return home again without an injury. If this hasn’t happened in your case and you were injured within the last three years, make sure that you get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. The number you need is 0800 689 0500 to speak with a trained advisor. They will know whether or not you have a good case to make and will therefore be able to recommend you get in touch with a professional injury compensation lawyer.

    Date Published: May 12, 2015

    Author: David Brown

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